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High School Rule Changes for 2015

August 11th, 2014

The NFHS has announced the rule changes for 2015.  Most notable - defensive restart from point of infraction; no need to restart outside the box.  Adopted at the national convention Most notable - defensive restart from point of infraction; no need to restart outside the box.  There will also be some subtle changes on stick stringing rules that are intended to make it easier for defenders to dislodge balls from sticks.  For a complete list of all the rule changes, check the NFHS article or the LaxPower reprint online.

Where do the Best Lacrosse Players Come From?

While Quin Kessenich may espouse the growth of lacrosse on the west coast of the US, the chart to the right clearly shows that the center of lacrosse remains the Northeastern States.  While California has shown huge growth in the last few years, Long Island continues to rule as the producer of the most quality players in the NCAA. 

For more details check out Inside Lacrosse Magazine's story.
Player Regions

Source Inside Lacrosse Magazine


Lacrosse Recruiting 101

July 23rd

Like the College Application process, NCAA recruiting is a lot different than when most parents of current High School players were on the scene.  This Inside Lacrosse video from Ryan Boyle is an informative strart for players who think they'd like to play at the college level. 

NCAA Mens Scoring still over 20 goals per Game

July 23rd

As documented in this LaxPower Scoring Analysis, last years scoring average was still 20.4 goals per game (gpg), slightly down from the 20.6gpg. the previous year.  The chart to the right shows the scoring averages since the 2000 season.  The good news is that the average goal differential has been 4.5-4.7 in the last six years in D-I, but D-II & D-II have had larger differentials 5.9-7.1 over the same period. 

Is it time to eliminate offset heads yet?
Mens Scoring

Source LaxPower.com

..but NCAA Women still outscore the Men. Womens Scoring

Source LaxPower.com


 

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